Surinder Singh

Extrajudicial execution on October 1, 1988

Male, age 21


Demographics

Education

College degree

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Surinder Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on October 1, 1988, in Faridkot, by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 3

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, September 19, 1988

Place of abduction

Roadside

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on October 1, 1988

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground, Samana


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Gobind Ram, Senior Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Faridkot

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

Persecution (i.e. arbitrary arrest, torture, self-defense)


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

Family member(s) engaged in militant activity, Family member(s) dropped out of school, Family member(s) was mentally disturbed, Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Rehabilitation services to family; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment; Truth commission; Memorial for victims


Connected Victims

Extrajudicial executions/disappearances in family

2

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

No

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

No

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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